Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Ending the nightmare

Back in January of 2001, this article in the U.S.-based online satiric current events magazine the Onion was funny. A little more than five years later, well, not so much:

WASHINGTON, DC–Mere days from assuming the presidency and closing the door on eight years of Bill Clinton, president-elect George W. Bush assured the nation in a televised address Tuesday that "our long national nightmare of peace and prosperity is finally over." President-elect Bush vows that "together, we can put the triumphs of the recent past behind us."

"My fellow Americans," Bush said, "at long last, we have reached the end of the dark period in American history that will come to be known as the Clinton Era, eight long years characterized by unprecedented economic expansion, a sharp decrease in crime, and sustained peace overseas. The time has come to put all of that behind us."
Hat-tip to Declan.

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